Toronto Blue Jays: A Look Down At The Minor League Farm

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – MARCH 28: A general view of the field through the batting cage on Opening Day of the 2019 MLB season before the start of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – MARCH 28: A general view of the field through the batting cage on Opening Day of the 2019 MLB season before the start of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats

The Fisher Cats are the team that has the most tenure in the organization. The number of players that have been in the system is astounding, and even the manager has prior experience with the Jays Minor League affiliates. Seven of the players spent the majority of last season in Short-Season A Vancouver and all of them have moved up to Double-A.

Of course, it’s also where Vlad Jr. spent the majority of his 2018 season, as well as Bo Bichette, and the Eastern League MVP in Cavan Biggio.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been dominant on the mound through his 10.2 innings so far this season, and on Wednesday he pitched a scoreless five innings. The 24-year-old is one of the older players on the roster but leads the team in strikeouts after the first week with 13.

Vinny Capra

One of the seven former Vancouver Canadians on the roster, Vinny Capra has been a pleasant surprise so far in 2019. Picked in the 20th round of the draft, at a point where draft picks are mostly a crapshoot, he leads the team in batting average. Batting a solid .333 through nine at bats, Vinny Capra is having much more than one would expect for a player from his draft position, admittedly in a very small sample size. While he may still be a long shot to ever see the turf at Rogers Centre, he is yet another potentially valuable piece the Blue Jays have in their prospect arsenal.